Hello my friends. As a photographer.. I love things that take photos. I use my iPhone, my pocket sized Lumix and I also have a "Big Girl Camera" Nikon. I've been spoiled by the Lumix for ease of use and portability and mainly for the lack of having to change lenses. I tried to learn to use the BGC. I really did.. well.. I like easy. My Lumix DMC-ZS40 (with a 30 zoom) - the one that fits in my pocket - has a great zoom and good photos and I love it. But it came up short with with really far shots. Case in point, the moon. It did pretty good but didn't get as close as Kristi's "bridge" camera with a 50 zoom. So, over the last year or so I've been looking at acquiring a middle-sized camera - one with a better zoom but was still mostly POS (point-and-shoot) automatic. I finally pushed the buy button on Amazon and am now the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 with a 60 zoom. I have only had it for a few days and it's been raining since it arrived, so I don't have a lot of test photos to share. But the kids just brought home a flat of strawberries so I took some images with the new cam and the same shots with the iPhone to see the difference. The image below is the new guy. I'm pretty pleased with the accuracy of the color and sharpness of the image.
The photo below is the iPhone. Not bad but too bright.. the accuracy and clarity don't hold a candle to the new cam.
The whole flat.. yes they taste as good as they look. Love the true color of this!
The iPhone.. nice image but too bright.
Here's the new kid on the block. I almost titled this post - "Waiting For The Moon"... as the true test of this upgrade will be moon shots and more. I could not get good zooms of the swans that visit near Rooster Rock.. can't wait to try it next year with this camera. Also, at the beach, I couldn't get clear shots of the lighthouse that is far offshore at Cannon Beach. It will be fun to see how this does.
I took my camera to go out and snap some things yesterday and I was stopped dead at the door.. too rainy. But this is the shot I got.. nice true color.
And so.. that's it for now until I can get more shots to see how it does. I still cannot swim as the cough is still there, but hopefully soon. I went to a meeting on Wednesday and had to leave the room twice due to coughing spells. It was embarrassing. I am going to a DAR State Conference tomorrow for lunch and dinner -- hopefully I will make it through okay. Kristi is doing pretty good with her foot surgery. But hopefully both of us will be back to normal soon. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers for us! Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend.. any exciting plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)